Coaching Boys Into Men Summit held at Steelers Training Camp

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Over 70 area high school coaches, athletic directors, school administrators and students gathered for the 2nd annual Coaching Boys Into Men Summit at Steelers Training Camp on Wednesday, August 1. The event was hosted by the Pittsburgh Steelers, United Way of Southwestern PA and FISA Foundation.

Coaching Boys Into Men (CBIM) is an evidence-based program that gives high school coaches the tools to talk to their athletes about building safe, healthy relationships. Through interactive training sessions, CBIM engages athletes to model respectful behaviors for their peers.

Local implementing coaches and athletes provided testimonials about how they have used CBIM to make a difference.

“We should be developing these kids not only on the field, but in their community and in their families,”  Aaron Smetanka, coach, Greensburg Central Catholic High School, said.

The program also included remarks from Dan Rooney III and the Steelers general manager, Kevin Colbert.

“Coaching Boys into Men allow sports to play a positive role with our youth. I applaud you all for making a difference in your players’ lives off the field,” Dan Rooney III, Pittsburgh Steelers, said.

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